Construction sweatshops are operating daily in New York City and few are happy about it. On Tuesday, February 12, political and labor leaders, as well as members of the NYC District Council of Carpenters held a rally at TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund) headquarters to urge the company to stop supporting construction sweatshops.
The NYC District Council of Carpenters, and its ally, labor strategy firm, Corporate Campaign, Inc., recently launched the Campaign to Stop Construction Sweatshops aimed squarely at TIAA-CREF and its CEO Roger Ferguson.
The campaign’s goal is to protect workers in the construction industry, where serious injuries and economic exploitation are commonplace. To learn more visit Campaign to Stop Construction Sweatshops.